Assistance Dogs of Hawaii Newsletter
Volume 17 Issue 5
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Camp Bow-Wow is a weeklong summer day camp for children ages 6 to 16 with limited mobility. The camp is free of charge and takes place at the ADH campus located in beautiful, upcountry Maui. Each day is filled with fun, dog related activities including therapy sessions, nature walks, games, and activities! Please contact our office at (808) 298-0167 for more information! 
Our Youngest Philanthropist...
 
Mahalo to everyone who helped make this year's charity walk such a big success! We would especially like to thank our top fundraiser, 15 year old Declan Levin. For the past 10 years Declan has asked family and friends to donate to ADH in lieu of birthday presents. Declan says he selected ADH as his charity because he loves dogs and helping others.  We appreciate his dedication and generosity and wish him a very Happy Birthday!! 
 
Welcome USC Students! 
This summer we are partnering with the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. Two USC interns, Brynne and Kaitlyn, will be here for the next three months doing their clinical rotations. They will be helping with our dogs in training and learning how dogs can provide a variety of therapeutic benefits to patients. The USC summer intern program is led by by Cate Dorr, ADH's very first intern who is now a doctor of occupational therapy.
Puppies on Board!
 
That's right! Chief Canine Officer Winnie, at Kapiolani Medical Center is expecting! Winnie is due in mid-June and will be heading back to our campus on Maui for maternity leave to enjoy time with her puppies. "This is such great news for all of us here at the hospital! It's perfect for a women's and children's hospital to have a pregnant hospital facility dog. We look forward to following her puppies' progress," says handler Dr. Wendi Hirsch. 
 
Follow Winnie's journey on her Facebook and Instagram pages, and tune in to our live puppy cam in June to watch these future heroes grow up! 
 
Click on the photo to read the full article from KHON2. 
PUPPY OF THE MONTH: Finn
 
Finn is five months old and is currently in the Kindergarten Puppy Training class. He was born at Canine Companions for Independence in California. He is a very well-mannered puppy and enjoys going to work at Microsoft with his puppy raiser every day!  In his free time, Finn loves playing outdoors, chasing his favorite tennis balls, and carefully observing the world around him.
 
"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."
             
-Henry Ford 
 
Assistance Dogs of Hawaii is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (EIN: 99-0353694) that provides children and adults with disabilities professionally trained dogs that will increase their independence and enhance the quality of their lives. We are committed to serving people in Hawaii with special needs through Community Outreach Programs and developing the potential dogs have to assist people in need through our Research Programs. Assistance Dogs and lifetime follow-up support are provided free of charge.
Phone: (808) 298-0167 | Email: [email protected]
Web: www.assistancedogshawaii.org